Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 Express with Advanced Edition fails to install
Posted on 2009-03-30
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition wtih Advanced Services Service Pack 3 fails to install. This was pushed via WSUS. Clients attempt to install but fail. When downloading the version directly from Microsoft it installs but the Windows Update icon does not dissapear. We have rebooted, restarted services but can't resolve this issue. It still shows as failed from the WSUS notification. Haven't found any articles while researching yet.
Anybody experiencing this issue? Microsoft Windows Update Team suggest this is not an update issue. Oldly enough they made the service pack available via WSUS. NICE!!!!
Here is what they say
If you have not installed SQL Server manually, most likely, some database applications such as ACT are using SQL Server Express edition therefore SQL Server Express edition was installed by database applications. Since the installation failure of this SQL server update can be caused by corruption in the SQL program itself, we may have to recommend contacting our SQL Support team directly